#Cities4Growth: The North American Tour — Atlanta, GA
How Can We Engage More Voices in Building the Digital Economy?
Join the the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University and the Center for Civic Innovation for an interactive discussion on inclusion in the digital economy. The second stop in our four-city national listening tour in partnership with the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, this exciting event will take a deep dive into the important question of how we can engage more voices in building the digital economy in Atlanta.
We will highlight the role and experience of some of Atlanta’s most inspiring leaders who are creating and supporting viable solutions to accelerate economic opportunity and promote equitable and sustainable growth in the ATL’s digital economy.
This is an interactive program, including keynote speakers, a fireside chat, and a panel of distinguished experts drawn from across sectors – public, private, philanthropy, non-profits, and academia – who will engage in a moderated, in-depth discussion on the implications of inclusive growth for policy, business, and civic engagement.
Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation
Sonal Shah, Executive Director
Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
Sandy Fernandez, Senior Director for the Americas
Mastercard North America
Craig Vosburg, President
Center for Civic Innovation
Rohit Malhotra, Founder and Executive Director
A3C Hip Hop Festival and Conference
Matt Weiss, Production Director
Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs
Grace Fricks, President and CEO
Atlanta Regional Commission
Mike Carnathan, Director, Neighborhood Nexus
Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta
Lesley Grady, Community Senior Vice President
Courtney Hammond, Co-Founder and Creative Director
Lain Shakespeare, Corporate Citizenship Manager
Partnership for Southern Equity
Nathaniel Smith, Founder and Chief Equity Office (CEqO)
Amanda Sabreah, CEO
The Bitter Southerner
Chuck Reece, Editor in Chief and Co-Founder
Atlanta Committee for Progress
Duriya Farooqui, Executive Director
Additional speakers to be confirmed.
This event is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending, please contact Andrea Pereira for consideration: amp344@
Wed, November 16, 2016
11:30 AM – 3:00 PM EST
Center for Civic Innovation
115 Martin Luther King Junior Drive Southwest
Atlanta, GA 30303
The Center for Civic Innovation
Healey Family Student Center Social Room, Tondorf Rd. Washington, DC 20007
About the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation
The Beeck Center at Georgetown engages global leaders to drive social change at scale. Through our research, workshops, classes, and convenings, we provide innovative tools that leverage the power of capital, data, technology and policy to improve lives. We embrace a cross-disciplinary, citizen-centric approach to building solutions for communities. From increasing access to finance through mobile money, to promoting technologies that allow citizens to better connect with their governments, we take a human-centered approach to building solutions at scale.
On the Front Lines of Inclusive Growth: A Listening Tour
This panel discussion is the second of four that the Beeck Center is hosting as a component of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth’s National Listening Tour. This tour will explore questions related to equity, access and inclusion in the digital economy. The Beeck Center will be visiting New York City, Oakland, Atlanta and then back to Washington, D.C., to explore and compare how each of these markets are uniquely experiencing the challenges and opportunities around this important question.
Follow along on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #Cities4Growth